Busy Philipps
Busy Philipps
Celebrated Name: Busy Philipps
Real Name/Full Name: Elizabeth Jean Philipps
Gender: Female
Age: 44 years old
Birth Date: 25 June 1979
Birth Place: Oak Park, Illinois, Chicago, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 1.68 m
Weight: 61 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Marc Silverstein (m, 2007)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Birdie Leigh Silverstein, Cricket Pearl Silverstein)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Busy Philipps Lesbian?: No
Profession: American actress and writer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $15 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Busy Philipps is an American actress you will definitely love to know about! She is famously known for her comedy TV drama series and also her roles in Hollywood movies. Being an American actress and a writer too, she had appeared in the top shows “Freaks and Geeks,” (1999-2000), “Dawson’s Creek,” (2001-2003), “ER,” (2006-07), “Cougar Town,” (2009-2015) and films like “White Chicks,” “Made of Honor,” “He’s Just Not That into You” and so on.

A Late night show featuring comedic commentary and celebrity interviews “Busy Tonight” is being premiered on Network E!, the host of the show being Busy Philipps herself! She is also an author of the New York Times Bestseller, “This Will Only Hurt a Little.” You might be excited by now to get more insights into the life of an American idol.

Maybe you know about Busy Philipps very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Busy Philipps’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Busy Philipps was born as Elizabeth Jean Philipps in Oak Park, Illinois, Chicago, in the United States of America to Joseph Philipps and Barbara Philipps. Her absurd name, “Busy,” was offered to her as a child by her parents. This was so because, as an infant, she was always moving around, although sources debate on whether the nickname came from her parents or was given by Susie, a babysitter.

On her late-night comedy show “Busy Tonight,” she points out to her mother for giving her this infamous nickname contrary to her pointing out to her babysitter during her book tour. During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres on the popular show, she revealed that her nickname was initially “Busy Lizzy,” which then became just “Busy.” Also, there were rumors being circulated that she is related to another American actress and singer Bijou Phillips in some way.

In 2010, she revealed to the US magazine a couple of things, including the fact that she is not related to Bijou Phillips. She attended Chapparal High School in Arizona. In her memoir, “This Will Only Hurt a Little,” she revealed that she was 14 years old when she was raped by her boyfriend. The boyfriend is referred to as “Trey” in the memoir. The term “rape” was not used by her until years later.

In her book and her show “Busy Tonight,” she also makes a revelation that she had undergone an abortion at the age of 15. Speaking more about her education, she attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. The co-stars of the famous show “Freaks and Geeks,” Linda Cardellini and Colin Hanks, attended the same university. Busy Philipps is said to have dated Colin Hanks for several years in the 1990s before they left school. And yes, Colin Hanks is the son of Tom Hanks!

Personal Life

Busy Philipps is married to a famous screenwriter, Marc Silverstein. The couple has two daughters Birdie Leigh Silverstein and Cricket Pearl Silverstein.

Age, Height, and Weight

Born on 25th June 1979 Busy Philipps 5425 June 197954 years of age. She is 1.68 m tall with a weight of 61 kg


At Chaparral High School, at a toy fair circuit, she played the role as a “Cool teen Skipper” that is a real-life Barbie. The people who saw her at the toy convention were highly impressed with her, including the Golden Globe Award winner Sharon Vonne Stone who believed in her talent and told Philipps that she would definitely be a star one day. This somehow contributed to her getting the first major role in the 1993-2000 comedy-drama Tv series “Freaks and Geeks” as the character “Kim Kelly.”

She had appeared in all the eighteen episodes except one. This was followed by her debut in the film “The Smokers” in the year 2000. One show that got her the attention she deserved was in a show named “Dawson’s Creek” aired in 2001, which portrayed her as Audrey Liddell. This show even earned her a nomination in the Teen Choice Awards in the category of “TV- Choice Sidekick.”

From the year 2009 to 2015, Busy Philipps was portrayed as Laurie Keller in the show “Cougar Town,” which bagged her an award for the best-supporting actress in a comedy series! Philipps made her presence in the HBO “Vice Principals” in the year 2016. In 2018, she also appeared on Netflix’s show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

On 28th October 2018, Busy Philipps had a late-night talk show called “Busy Tonight.” She had also published a memoir in the same year, “This Will Only Hurt a Little,” which became a New York Times bestseller.

Awards & Achievements

Speaking of awards and achievements, Busy Philipps had been nominated for “Teen Choice Awards” in the year 2003 for her work in an American teen drama series “Dawson’s Creek.” In the year 2011, she bagged the “Critics Choice Television Awards” for an American comedy Tv series “Cougar Town” for the best-supporting actress in a comedy series.

Net Worth & Salary of Busy Philipps in 2024

Busy Philipps Net Worth
Busy Philipps Net Worth

As of April 2024, The net worth of Busy Philipps is $15 million.

Busy Philipps is blessed with a top-notch personality and has the potential to entertain people for generations to come. With her, America feels truly blessed!


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